India’s Aditi Ashok maintained her form on the Ladies European Tour, as she opened the event with a steady two-under 70 that placed her Tied-10th at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on Thursday.
Aditi, winner of the last two LET events – the Hero Women’s Indian Open and Qatar Ladies – has also qualified for LPGA membership through Q-School last week.
Aditi had four birdies against two bogeys, both of which came on the front nine of the Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club.
India’s other entry Smriti Mehra shot 80 and was lying way down.
England’s Florentyna Parker completed an opening round of five-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead over Frenchwoman Sophie Giquel-Bettan and Cheyenne Woods of the USA at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.